Broncos News Briefs - Friday, June 18

Today's news reports feature a story about the progress rookie wide reciever Darius Watts is making for the Denver Broncos.

Broncology: Ground Domination - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Friday, June 18, 2004 - The Broncos' consistent ability to run the football despite changes in personnel is one of the dominant themes of the offseason; that storyline pushed its way to the forefront with the decisions to trade Clinton Portis, sign Garrison Hearst and select Tatum Bell in the second round of the draft, making him the team's highest running-back selection in the traditional draft since Steve Sewell in 1985. (The Broncos used a first-round pick on Bobby Humphrey in the 1989 supplemental draft). But just how well have the Broncos done on the ground in the last nine years?

Elway's calls not limited to audibles - NFL.com
Friday, June 18, 2004 - One story ties together the professionalism of John Elway and the wackiness of sports writing, providing a brief glimpse into each. A week ago Thursday, on what was supposed to be my first full weekend without any work since last summer, I stepped off a plane in Savannah, Ga., and instantly heard my cellphone ring. When I picked up, it was not a voice I was expecting. It was John Elway.

Watts On the Line - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Thursday, June 17, 2004 - The ascension from being a stellar collegiate wide receiver to becoming a professional contributor requires far more than merely stepping onto the practice field, running some routes and snatching a few passes. That's the part of the NFL that Darius Watts already grasps -- that succeeding takes far more preparation than it did in the college ranks.

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